Langley-Adams Library Offers In-Person and Virtual Presentation on Obituary Writing

Groveland’s Langley-Adams Library is putting on a hybrid presentation by James R. Hagerty on his book “Yours Truly: An Obituary Writer’s Guide to Telling Your Story.”

The free talk takes place Monday, Jan. 9, from 7-8 p.m., and shown on the big screen at the Langley-Adams library, 185 Main St., Groveland, or online from home. Hagerty has worked as an editor, reporter and bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal and the International Herald Tribune in London, Hong Kong, Brussels, Paris, New York and Atlanta. Registration is required. To register, click here.

Haverhill High School Drama Club Presents Two, One-Act Plays Jan. 13-14

The Haverhill High School Drama Club presents two one-act plays during upcoming performances. The shows take place Friday, Jan 13, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 14, at 2 and 7 p.m., at Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St., Haverhill. The first show is a comedy called “Men on Boats,” following 10 explorers in 1869 setting off to chart the Green and Colorado rivers. The second show, “Completely, Absolutely, Normal” is a series of scenes following LGBTQ+ teens.

Langley-Adams Library Invites Three Authors to Discuss ‘Irish Coffee Murder’ Book

Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis and Barbara Ross are visiting Groveland’s Langley-Adams Library t to discuss their book, “Irish Coffee Murder.”

The talk happens Monday, Jan. 23, from 7-8 p.m., online, or at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. According to the authors, “You don’t need to be Irish to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day in Maine, where the chilly March weather offers the perfect excuse to curl up with an Irish coffee.”

Special guest monitor Larissa Ackerman of Kensington Publishing will also be in attendance. Registration is required at

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Offers Annual Mayors and Managers Breakfast Forum

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Merrimack Valley Mayors and Managers Breakfast Forum. It takes place Monday, Jan. 23, from 7:15-9:15 a.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston-Andover, 123 Old River Road, Andover. A hot breakfast buffet will be served at 7:30 a.m.

Confirmed speakers include Amesbury Mayor Kassandra Gove, Andover Town Manager Andrew Flanagan, Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini, Lawrence Mayor Brian De Pena, Methuen Mayor Neil Perry and Newburyport Mayor Sean Reardon. Lowell City Manager Tom Golden and North Andover Town Manager Melissa Murphy-Rodrigues may also be in attendance.

Langley-Adams Library Tonight: ‘The Fascinating Stories Behind Favorite Christmas Traditions’

Groveland’s Langley-Adams Library is hosting an in-person and virtual event based on author Brian Earl’s book, “Christmas Past: The Fascinating Stories Behind Our Favorite Holiday’s Traditions.”

The talk takes place Monday, Dec. 19, from 7-8 p.m., at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Earl’s presentation covers traditions ancient and modern and stories of happy accidents, cultural histories, criminal capers and hidden connections between Christmas and broader social, economic and technological influences. Brian Earl is a designer, writer and podcaster in Silicon Valley. He runs a podcast called “Christmas Past” which has received mention from Vanity Fair, Modern Woman/USA Today, The Financial Times, Best Life, Bustle, Huffington Post, PopSugar and other local and national media outlets.